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Lenovo IdeaPad U430 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The IdeaPad U430 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The IdeaPad U430 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaPad U430.

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Light

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 is fairly light (only 1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad U430. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo IdeaPad U430[plb_2353460_price] (1.7kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad U430 range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 337 millimeters, the IdeaPad U430 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 range from 4GB to 32GB. The IdeaPad U430 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad U430.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The IdeaPad U430 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The IdeaPad U430 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The IdeaPad U430 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad U430 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad U430 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U430

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the IdeaPad U430 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad U430 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad U430.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the IdeaPad U430 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP 350[plb_2577775_price] (15.6"), the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2846285_price] (15.6").

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad U430.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Battery Technology
Power
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Security
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Password Protection
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Power Cord Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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1 February 2014

For most users, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the best cheap laptop you can buy. This touch-enabled thin and light Ultrabook uses the latest technology for terrific performance and...

16 December 2013

It's a tall order. Build a capable laptop, thin and light, with a touchscreen, and keep the price at a mainstream-friendly $700 or less. Yes, sacrifices will have to be made to get there, but... Read more…

18 October 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is an affordable touch-screen laptop that makes few compromises, packaging a solid keyboard, good performance, long battery life and a hi-res display in an elegant...

Computershopper.com

30 September 2013

With very few compromises and all-day battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the entry-level ultrabook to get...

PC Mag

23 September 2013

This is one of the most affordable Ultrabooks we've seen, and the compromises Lenovo made to get there are not showstoppers by any stretch...

10 September 2013

Lenovo has managed to once again create budget Ultrabook magic with the Lenovo U430 Touch. At $699, this system is hard to beat, as it offers a decent display resolution, good keyboard, and...

6 September 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo improved the IdeaPad U410 Touch and the U430 Touch has many positive aspects and only a few drawbacks. Especially gamers can benefit from the performance increase...

6 September 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook has a sharp design, long-lasting battery and useful voice control for less cash than the competition...

19 September 2013

Le Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Lenovo a amélioré son IdeaPad U410 Touch pour en faire l' U430 Touch : beaucoup des points forts contre peu de défauts. Les joueurs apprécieront l'amélioration...

22 September 2013

Turbo-book. Alles in één apparaat: goede bouwkwaliteit, fraai ontwerp, goede prestaties met volledige Turbo kracht en een touch beeldscherm met HD+ resolutie. De perfecte combinatie?

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